Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/03
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) What do you get when you cross a Favier with a Sabon? Why, out-of-this-world Chacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape of course! The pedigree of Chante Cigale sets you up for unbelievable quality, and the wines over-deliver every time. Superb balance and deeply concentrated flavors characterize the 2005 Vieilles Vignes. New flavors emerge with every sip: lush black currant, garrigue, cracked black pepper and smoke. Drinks well now, but this one is built to last for several years. At a fraction of the cost of many comparable high-end reds, you can serve this again and again mdash; great with lamb, braised beef, roast duck or hearty vegetarian dishes.